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· Code Blue - a writer's guide to hospitals, including the ER, OR, and ICU

· The Phoenix Prescription

· Body Trauma - a writer's guide to wounds and injuries


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· A Little Truth About Ermergency Rooms

· How do you choose a surgeon?

· When Patients and Doctors Don't Hear Each Other

· What if Your Characters Get Sick?

· Is Hastening Death Ever Right?


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Can You Find a Doctor?
9/15/2009 9:45:09 AM    [ Flag as Inappropriate ]

When the dust settles after the health care debate is determined there remains an important question: can you find a doctor even if you can afford one? Shortages exist or are projected for virtually all states. And there's a real surgeon shortage as well. At a recent meeting, surgeons debated the value of starting a new surgical specialty called 'acute care surgery'. It means that some general surgeons would only do emergency operations. They would also help with trauma cases in some scenarios. But, we're short on trauma surgeons as well. Bottom line? Not only is there a shortage of surgical specialists, the young'uns just don't want to work the way we old dinosaurs did. And that is creating another problem in the area of access to surgical care because nights and weekends must be covered and the 'lifestyle lovers want o be home with their kids. Besidess, with 80% of graduating surgeons entering sub-specialty fellowship training, they are beginnig to express their discomfort in covering 'routine emergencies' outside of their specialty area. So, be aware of these issues if you suddenly develop belly pain and have to go the the ED.

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• Your Personal Care Team - PCT - Monday, June 01, 2015
• Is the doctor's exam worth it? - Monday, May 04, 2015
• Who am I? Your advocate for safe surgery - Friday, April 24, 2015
• Why Might Your Operation be Cancelled? - Monday, April 06, 2015
• Beware of Open Breast Biopsies - Monday, March 02, 2015
• Hospital failure events - Monday, February 02, 2015
• End of year thoughts on patient advocacy - Tuesday, December 23, 2014
• SAFE SURGERY - Fifty facts you need to know if you are having an operation - Monday, September 22, 2014
• A new ebook on groin hernias is on its way - Thursday, August 07, 2014
• When Surgeons Blog About Themselves - Monday, May 05, 2014
• The First Fifty Things You Need to Know If You Are Having Surgery - Friday, January 24, 2014
• A New Medical Information Project - Monday, December 30, 2013
• Distracting Trainees in the OR - Wednesday, March 13, 2013
• LessTraining Time, Less Fatigue, No Improvement in Patient Safety - Wednesday, February 27, 2013
• Texting, emails, videos - why your doctor doesn't know who you are? - Monday, January 14, 2013
• Should I Ask For Robotic Surgery? - Tuesday, June 05, 2012
• What's the best hernia repair? - Tuesday, August 23, 2011
• Hospitals in July - beware - Tuesday, June 28, 2011
• I'm back - Monday, June 20, 2011
• Off Shore Medical Schools - Wednesday, March 17, 2010
• Why Jonny Can't Operate - Sunday, February 07, 2010
• A Big Operation is an Opportunity for Smokers - Wednesday, December 16, 2009
•  Can You Find a Doctor? - Tuesday, September 15, 2009  
• Boasting time - Friday, June 26, 2009
• July's Coming to Your Hospital - Wednesday, June 24, 2009
• Training doctor work hours - Tuesday, May 26, 2009
• What's a SPEDI recovery from surgery? - Monday, May 11, 2009
• NOTES? - Thursday, May 07, 2009
• Your surgeon's abilities - Wednesday, April 22, 2009


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